Henkel has earmarked assistance totaling €150,000 to help the victims of the recent devastating earthquake in China. Working closely with its sites in China, the company is already in the process of channeling a large portion of this emergency aid in the form of monetary and product donations via the Henkel Friendship Initiative (HFI) to the people in the regions affected. Within the next few days, €50,000 will be distributed via the Red Cross in China. Henkel will also be donating hygiene products, cleaning agents and construction materials valued at €50,000. Building on this immediate assistance, Henkel will provide another €50,000 over the next few months to support specific reconstruction projects in the Sichuan province.

The HFI is an independent charitable association founded by Henkel together with its employees and retirees in order to provide immediate aid to people worldwide that fall victim of crises or catastrophes. It is one of the pillars supporting Henkel Smile, the umbrella program for the company’s social involvement activities. The areas supported by Henkel Smile include: social welfare, education and science, health, art and culture, and ecology.

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